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Archives - 1940s

1940s images from the national archives.

Brydon Observatory

Brydon Observatory

Boyd Brydon's Oak Bay Observatory, located at 2390 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC.  This observatory was later moved to the grounds belonging to Mr. & Mrs. Peters of the Victoria Centre.

Wray Refractor

Wray Refractor

A.F. Miller's 4-inch refractor (manufactured by Wray & Co., London) in Boyd Brydon's observatory.

Swift Canadian Factory

Swift Canadian Factory

The Swift Canadian Co. factory where Bert Topham worked.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

Bert Topham #8

Bert Topham #8

Bert Topham looking through his nautical sextant, circa 1940. Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

Bert's sextant was generously donated to the Society by Lynn Kirk in 2013.

Bert Topham #7

Bert Topham #7

Bert Topham with his 6" refractor in Castlefield Observatory, circa 1940.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

Bert Topham #6

Bert Topham #6

Bert Topham working on a mirror, circa 1940.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

Bert Topham #5

Bert Topham #5

Bert Topham at his telescope, circa 1940. Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

Castlefield Observatory #6

Castlefield Observatory #6

Bert Topham and his nautical sextant at Castlefield Observatory, circa 1940.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

Castlefield Observatory #5

Castlefield Observatory #5

Bert Topham's Castlefield Observatory, circa 1940.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

Castlefield Observatory #4

Castlefield Observatory #4

Bert Topham with his nautical sextant at his Castlefield Observatory, circa 1940.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

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